Private tour to Paris and Bordeaux - Firebird Tours ®

Saint Emilion
France vineyards
Paris
Bordeaux
Paris

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Trip Overview

Give yourself a treat and tour the most sought-after destinations in France! Begin in the capital city, Paris, and enjoy the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Champs-Elysees and magnificent Versailles. Then make your way to the world wine capital, Bordeaux to see its top sights including the fabulous Place de la Bourse. As a tour highlight set off to the vineyards of Saint Emilion, visit local wineries and try local wines.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.86 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    7 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport/railway station transfers
    2 train rides between cities
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 3 walking city tours
    1 guided tour outside the city
    2 small group tours
  • MEALS
  • 7 breakfasts
    Wine tastings

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Bonjour! Arrival to Paris

As they say, Paris is always a good idea! Bonjour and welcome to the most romantic city in the world and the charming capital of France - Paris! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the arrivals hall of the airport holding a sign with your name on it and takes you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
Exploring Crème de la Crème of Louvre & the Latin Quarter

After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 6-hour walking tour of the two famous districts of Paris: Latin Quarter (5th) and Marais (4th).

Your tour of the fabulous capital of France begins with the UNESCO Site Heritage - Banks of Seine River. Continue to the Latin quarter and taste a Bohemian charm of the medieval narrow streets and stone-paved alleyways. Reach the Ile de la Cite where you see the world’s most famous gothic cathedral - Notre Dame. Walk through the Ile Saint Louis and get closer to more sights: Hôtel de Ville (city hall), Fountain of the Innocents and Palais Royal.

You then proceed with the tour of the Louvre Museum, one of the world’s largest museums, taking advantage of your skip-the-line tickets. You see the crème de la crème collections and the most celebrated works of art, ancient artifacts, Greek sculptures, including the famous Venus di Milo, Winged Victory, and masterpieces of Michelangelo, Eugène Delacroix, Paolo Veronese and the world’s most enigmatic Portrait of Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

After the tour you return to the hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Tour of the Champs-Elysées and Eiffel Tower Districts

Following breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a 5-hour walking tour of the Champs-Elysees (8th) and Eiffel Tower (7th) districts.

Today you start with outstanding Places Vendome and Concorde and proceed to the Tuileries Gardens - the oldest park in the city. You get to see one of the most recognizable landmarks with its magnificent glass-domed roof - Grand Palais and smaller but similar Petit Palais, built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900. Step on the most ornate and extravagant bridge in the city - Pont Alexandre III and continue to the Place de Trocadero which is the vantage point of the Eiffel Tower*.

After the tour you may return to the hotel or take an optional boat cruise along the Seine river.

  • Optional tour: Public (or Private) Boat Ride on Seine River, Paris
    Start the cruise in the very heart of Paris and discover the most wonderful city gems including the Eiffel Tower and other beautiful monuments from an absolutely different perspective.
  • Optional tour: French Pastry Master Class, Paris​
    Join a small group of up to 8 participants for a masterclass of preparing some of the most famous French pastries: croissant, macaron,​ etc.

*Note: Tickets to the Eiffel Tower are not included in the city tour due to limited availability. Please, ask your travel specialist about available tickets for your tour date if you would like to include it.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Tour of Versailles Magnifique & Train to Bordeaux

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent Versailles - the famous residence of French kings.

Together with your experienced guide and private driver you set off on a 6-hour tour and make use of the privilege to skip-the-line entrance to the Palace. You see the Palace of Versailles and admire its grandiose opulence from the inside. You get to walk through its well-known Hall of Mirrors where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and see the actual rooms of the most extravagant king of France, Louis the XIV. You also discover the world famous Le Notre gardens, see the Grand Trianon (exterior) and enjoy an inside visit to Petit Trianon - Marie-Antoinette’s estate.

After the tour, you are taken to the train station for your train to Bordeaux. Upon arrival in 2 hours you are met by your private driver at the train station and transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Bordeaux City Tour & Wine Museum

In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide and go on a 4-hour guided walking tour of Bordeaux and Musem of Wine and Trade.

Together with your guide you see the top sights of the city of Bordeaux. You see the Place de la Bourse which was built by King Louis XV in the early 1700's as the Royal Plaza, the Water Mirror, Opera, Place de la Comedie, Porte Caillau, riverfront, Quinconces square and its majestic fountain, and Cathedrale Saint Andre.

Discover the history of famous Bordeaux wines, unique attributes, trade history and have a wine tasting at the end of the tour at the Museum of Wine and Trade.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

We recommend you to visit Cite du Vin - a new generation wine museum where the wine comes to life through an immersive, sensorial approach. Each ticket includes an audioguide.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

Day 6
Tour to Medoc

Today after breakfast prepare for a small group tour* to one of the most famous red wine districts in the world - to Medoc.

You visit a top winery in the Margaux appellation where you get to learn about the winemaking process and taste wines. Then continue to two renown wineries in Pauillac, where you have wine-tastings as well.

On the way back you ride along the Route des Chateaux, the legendary castle road, and see beautiful wineries. You are taken to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

*Group size is up to 8 people.​ This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

Day 7
Tour to Saint-Emilion

In the morning after breakfast you start a small group tour* to Saint-Emilion where more than 800 producers make wine.

This wine region is located on the right bank of Bordeaux’ region and today you take a chance to walk in its lavish vineyards. You visit Chateaus, dive into the heritage of Bordeaux winemaking, grape varieties, and experience wine tastings. Today you also discover the charming UNESCO-listed village of Saint-Emilion on a short walking tour.

After the tour you return to Bordeaux and have the rest of the day free.

*Group size is up to 8 people.​ This tour is also available with a private guide-driver. Please contact your destination specialist if you would like to upgrade your tour to a private option.

Breakfast and wine-tasting included.

Day 8
Departure

This is the last day of your tour of France. Your driver meets you at your accommodation and takes you to Bordeaux train station for your direct 3.5-hour train to the Charles de Gaulle Airport for your flight back home (1st class train tickets included).

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

Breakfast is included.


Included

7 nights at centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant
4-star hotel in Paris

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

What's Included
  • Accommodation in centrally located hotels in Paris and Bordeaux;
  • Delicious breakfasts at the hotel;
  • Airport and train station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets: Paris - Bordeaux, Bordeaux - Charles de Gaulle Airport;
  • Professional licensed English-speaking guides;
  • All entrance fees according to the program;
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles;
  • Saint-Émilion and Medoc wine tastings;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • A city tour of the three famous districts of Paris: Marais, Latin Quarter, Champs-Elysees and Eiffel Tower
  • A tour to Versailles
  • A walking tour of Bordeaux & Museum of Wine and Trade
  • Wine tour in Medoc & wine tasting
  • A guided sightseeing tour of Saint-Emilion & wine tasting
What to Know
  • You can expect to find some shops, restaurants, and museums closed for lunch between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • French breakfast is not as heavy as other European breakfast meals, it usually includes sweet pastries, toast, fruit, yogurt, cereal
  • Tipping in restaurants might be included in the bill, "service compris" (tip included) or "service non-compris" (tip not included), but in any case, if you liked the service you can leave few Euros on the table either way
  • Most communication equipment takes 220/110 volts, you will need an adapter plug (type E) to make your plug fit into the socket

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,441
Deposit $689
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,998
Deposit $800
Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers
$3,441
Deposit $689
Two travelers: double occupancy
$3,998
Deposit $800

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